|Locus New and Notable List, January 2012
||[Jan. 3rd, 2012|07:37 pm]
Lightspeed: Year One, edited by John Joseph Adams
This anthology presents forty-eight stories, collecting the first year of the acclaimed online magazine Lightspeed, which mixes reprint stories by luminaries such as George R.R. Martin, Stephen King, and Ursula K. Le Guin with new tales from authors including Carol Emshwiller, Tanith Lee, and Robert Reed.
New Cthulhu, edited by Paula Guran
Guran explores the 21st century’s take on Lovecraft’s mythos in this anthology of twenty-seven stories by an impressive roster of writers including Neil Gaiman, Cherie Priest, John Shirley, and China Miéville.
Somewhere Beneath Those Waves, Sarah Monette
Acclaimed author Monette displays her unique artistry in this collection of twenty-five varied stories, two new.
Silently and Very Fast, Catherynne M. Valente
A powerful piece of SF disguised as fantasy, this novella was published in honor of Valente’s GoH appearance at Capclave 2011. ‘‘Exotic and beautiful, it uses evocative fantasy motifs to examine some of science fiction’s most fundamental questions.’’ [Gardner Dozois] ‘‘It’s quite a lovely, thoughtful, moving piece.’’ [Rich Horton]